Orchards at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Orchards at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Orchards stopped at the Brudenell Social Club on their UK headline tour amidst a busy summer of festival appearances. Steadily, their reputation is growing as the country’s most exciting math-pop band. Backed with positive praise from Noisey and CLASH following the release of their debut EP ‘Losers/Lovers’ and the later double A-side ‘Young/Mature Me’, the four-piece have blossomed from their early university days in Brighton into a musical force capable of effortlessly combining math-rock technical…

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Hop Along, Brudenell Social Club Leeds – Gig Review

Hop Along, Brudenell Social Club Leeds – Gig Review

Hop Along are steadily building a reputation in America as one of the most impressive underground bands around. Despite this, they have yet to reach the same level of cult status here in the UK. However, their first headline European tour since the release of the tremendous ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’ may change this. Hop Along started life as Frances Quinlan’s cutely eccentric solo project which was known as ‘Hop Along, Queen Ansleis’. Following…

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Snail Mail, Gorilla Manchester – Gig Review

Snail Mail, Gorilla Manchester – Gig Review

Since the release of Snail Mail’s critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Lush’, life has been pretty hectic for Lindsey Jordan. Following recent appearances at Primavera, Best Kept Secret Festival and All Points East, her project Snail Mail is now embarking on another European tour. She will then follow this with a stint on the road back in the US. It’s an incredibly demanding schedule, especially for someone who has not yet turned 20. However, Lindsey has…

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Kris Barras Band at The Welly, Hull

Kris Barras Band at The Welly, Hull

Kris Barras has taken a more unusual path than most as he establishes his name as a leading figure in the UK’s blue-rock scene. Until recently he split his time between life on the road as musician and being a professional MMA fighter, with an impressive record of 14 victories and only 2 defeats. Now retired from the cage, he concentrates his fighting spirit on carrying the torch for southern influenced blues. His nationwide headline…

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Hinds At The Welly, Hull

Hinds At The Welly, Hull

Hinds headed to Hull’s The Welly in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘I Don’t Run’ and combined hearty garage-pop with a real fiesta atmosphere which could heat up the coldest of British wintery nights. The Spanish quartet, which consists of Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote on vocals and guitars, Ade Martin on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums, have earned a reputation for high energy, raucous live shows which echo their lo-fi/garage influences…

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Now That’s What I Call 175: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 175th Anniversary

Now That’s What I Call 175: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 175th Anniversary

As a part of the ‘That’s What I Call 175’ events being held in commemoration of Birmingham City University’s 175th anniversary, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire hosted a celebratory concert to showcase the finest music to have been created in and linked to the country’s second city. The event was hosted by Classic FM’s John Suchet and featured performances by students, staff and alumni from the Conservatoire. The audience were treated to an impressive programme of…

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Mew at the Barbican Hall, London

Mew at the Barbican Hall, London

2018 is increasingly becoming the year of the album anniversary show with the likes of Bloc Party, Smashing Pumpkins and Los Campesinos performing iconic albums in full recently. Mew have joined this list by celebrating the 15th anniversary of their iconic album ‘Frengers’ with a double header of performances at the Barbican in London, along with accompaniment by a string quartet. As their first major label release, Frengers was the band’s first commercial success outside…

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The Blinders at The New Adelphi Club, Hull

The Blinders at The New Adelphi Club, Hull

The Blinders continue to storm through 2018 with an exciting brand of proto-punk influenced alternative rock and a growing reputation that places them alongside contemporaries IDLES, Fizzy Blood and Cabbage. Based on their recent achievements, an appearance at a tiny venue in Hull may appear to be an odd choice for The Blinders. However, The New Adelphi Club has a reputation for showcasing bands that sit on the brink of international success, with bands such…

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